Moravian Duets

Moravian Duets (in Czech: Moravské dvojzpěvy) by Antonín Dvořák is a cycle of 23 Moravian folk poetry settings for two voices with piano accompaniment, composed between 1875 and 1881. The Duets, published in three volumes, Op. 20 (B. 50), Op. 32 (B. 60 and 62), and Op. 38 (B. 69), occupy an important position among Dvořák's other works. The fifteen duets of Op. 32 are the most famous part of the cycle. Popular interest in the Moravian Duets was the starting point for subsequent works which propelled Dvořák to international fame.

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List Of Compositions By Antonín Dvořák
18 Vocal 1875 ... Moravské dvojzpěvy Moravian Duets for soprano (or alto), tenor and piano songs 044 songs Chamber music 1875 ... Klavírní trio č ... Vocal 1876 ... Moravské dvojzpěvy Moravian Duets for soprano, alto and piano songs 055 songs Part I Vocal 1876 ... Večerní písně Evening Songs for voice and piano after poems. 019b 1877 Ave Maria Ave Maria for alto or baritone and organ Vocal 1877 ... Moravské dvojzpěvy Moravian Duets for soprano, alto and piano songs 044 songs Orchestral 70 078 ...
Moravian Duets - Background
... With Dvořák at the piano, they often would sing solos and duets together with their children's governess ... Dvořák began to arrange the first Moravian Duets at Neff's request ... as the source for his arrangements the collection "Moravian National Songs", compiled by František Sušil (1804–1868), the pioneer collector of Moravian folk songs ...

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